General Counsel

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About Paytient:
We’re on a mission to help people better access and afford care.  

Every day, millions of people, and their loved ones, need to see a doctor. For most of us, that moment is an uncertain one - we’re unsure of what’s wrong, who to go to, how long it’ll take to be seen, when we’ll feel better, and what it’ll cost.

Paytient partners with thoughtful employers and health plans who understand the impact of that moment and want to ensure that every one of their plan members are easily able to access and afford care. Our clients understand that an improved ability to self-pay for care changes patient behavior and creates value for the health plan.  This founding belief is becoming an emerging standard of care in health plan design and is now, in fact, a mandatory capability in some governmental health plans. Founded in 2018, Paytient is now part of nearly 2,000 employer health plans and providing certainty that people are better able to access and afford care.

We’re looking for passionate, collaborative builders to join our team and help us create a future where everyone can more easily access and afford care. 

About The Role: 

As our General Counsel, you will navigate the complexities of the legal landscape, and play an instrumental role in our expansion into new product lines. You will collaborate with diverse teams, ensuring legal acumen remains central to our business decisions and growth strategies.

Our “remote with roots” model allows us to work where we thrive and gather as needed, often in our home office in Columbia, Missouri. This role can be performed from anywhere in the continental U.S., with the exception of Montana. 

What You'll Do: 

  • Champion legal excellence: Lead legal initiatives by developing and maintaining critical legal documents, negotiating contract terms skillfully, and managing redlines for sales. By ensuring the highest standards of legal integrity. Your role will play a central part in ensuring our legal approaches go beyond compliance and demonstrate innovation, paving the way for our entry into new product lines and geographies.
  • Elevate compliance standards: Work closely with our Head of Compliance to redefine compliance standards. You will play an instrumental role in innovating internal auditing, quality assurance, and dispute resolution processes. Your expertise will prove vital in developing relationships with regulatory bodies and industry peers, anticipating and mitigating emergent compliance risks, and actively participating in relevant roundtables and boards.
  • Create scalable legal and compliance processes: Shape scalable legal processes, making compliance an integral part of our business operations and product development.
  • Inspire and propel organizational greatness: As a leader, you will set new benchmarks in legal and compliance excellence. You will drive the cultivation of a workplace where swift, strategic actions and agile thinking become the norm, transforming rapid decision-making into a competitive advantage for Paytient.
  • Strategize and accelerate business growth: In your strategic role, you will shape and execute Paytient’s growth strategies. Your contributions will prove crucial in closing larger partnership opportunities, contributing to brand building, and ensuring our legal strategies align with our mission.

What You'll Bring: 

  • 10+ years of experience as a lawyer: experience in a senior legal role, leading a team in a high-growth startup environment and some experience at a top corporate law firm
  • Proven track record of leading, mentoring, and developing a legal team
  • Strong experience collaborating with product and engineering teams, providing critical legal insights that shape product strategy, development, and features
  • Demonstrated ability in aligning legal expertise with commercial objectives, and adeptness in legal aspects of product innovation and market expansion
  • Familiarity with general debt collection rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate and lead effectively in the ambiguous and rapidly changing environment of a growing startup
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex legal concepts to non-legal stakeholders
  • A proactive, hands-on approach, ready to engage directly with various aspects of our business

Benefits We Offer: 

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • $4,150 annual HSA contribution
  • Paytient Health Payment Account (HPA)
  • Monthly lifestyle spending stipend
  • 33 days of annual PTO
  • 401k plan access with a 4% employer match
  • 16 weeks of fully-paid parental leave
  • Stock options in Paytient
  • ...and more!

Paytient is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

More Information on Paytient
Paytient operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in Columbia, MO. Paytient was founded in 2018. It has 75 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Friends outside of work, Eat lunch together, Open door policy, Group brainstorming sessions and Open office floor plan. To see all 13 open jobs at Paytient, click here.
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